On 29 April 2012, the Melbourne Age Newspaper reported that many schools in Victoria contain asbestos.
The Victorian newspaper expressed concern that the state government had no plans to remove the asbestos.
The Victorian Minster for Education said that there was only a risk to students if the asbestos is disturbed.
The article discussed airborne asbestos fibres that are inhaled can lead to the development of mesothelioma, the asbestos related cancer.
Mesothelioma compensation claims in Victoria could occur if any child is exposed to asbestos negligently, and that child later develops an asbestos condition.